Thinking of building a computer? We’ve got a series of videos where Craighton will show you how to build a computer.
Before, computers were pretty complex to build. Now, computers are pretty simple to build. The only other tool you will need on hand, in addition to the parts usually given when you buy parts for your DIY build, is a Philips head screwdriver.
The parts we are going to use are:
- ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard ($389.00)
- Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K ($339.99)
- EVGA Superclocked, Signature 2 02G-P4-2687-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($519.99)
- Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 993770 ($84.99)
- CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply ($174.99)
- ASUS 24X DVD Burner ($19.99)
- Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler ($84.99)
- 6 Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm Case Fan (6 x $29.99 – $2.85 Savings = $162.84)
- NZXT Switch 810 Computer Case (Under review, estimated value $155.96)
- NZXT RGB LED Controller (Under review, estimated value $32.99)
- OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD (Under review, estimated value $219.99)
The total estimated budget for the build is $2,192.60 + Shipping ($19) = $2,211.60 (Over $2,000). Though some products were under review, the total cost of the product was $1,776.78 + Shipping ($19) = $1795.78.